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Stupefying Stories

A project of Rampant Loon Media (see other related projects).

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STUPEFYING STORIES is a bold attempt to grow a new general-interest science fiction and fantasy magazine from the ground up.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2011

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Tell me a great story, is what I want. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, adventure, comedy, some mash-up of two or three—I don't care. Show me a story that grabs my attention, takes me away to an interesting place populated by interesting characters, keeps me turning the pages to find out what happens next, and at the end leaves me feeling that the time I spent reading your story was time well-spent. Do this, and you'll make a sale.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream, Pulp.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Stupefying Stories Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 13 reports from 10 different members within the past 12 months. The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 70.9 mean avg | 21.0 median | 416 max days (114.6 std dev)
Responses76.92 %
Acceptances15.38 % of submissions accepted (7.5 avg. days per acceptance) | 20.00 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections61.54 % (33.6 avg. days per rejection) | 25.0 % personal, 75.0 % form, 0.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses23.07 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded15.38 % (256.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals7.69 % (126.0 avg. days per withdrawal)

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 60 days. (38.5 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 60 days.)
Submissions are acknowledged within 2 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 18 Mar 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 16 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 27 May 2024
Last Audited: 14 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 19 Sep 2011

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